Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

A view of Great Gable from Lingmell Summit in Wasdale Cumbria

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District  

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 12 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation.

Snowy walking boots

Winter walks in the Lake District

Fancy taking to the fells, paths or lakeshores in the heart of the Lake District? Pull on your boots and step outdoors – here are a selection of our favourite walks.

Volunteering opportunities in the Lake District 

Without the support of our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to care for over 20% of the Lake District National Park and a whole load of fabulous houses and gardens. Whether it’s to make new friends, work in the place that you love or just know that you’re helping a great cause, we’ve plenty of opportunities – indoors and out.

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Help keep red squirrels alive in the Lakes 

Rare native red squirrels are still here against the odds here in the Lake District. But they're under constant threat and need your support to survive.

What's new in the Lakes?

The Lake District was the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's children's stories

Woodland walks in the Lake District 

With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you don't need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the Lake District.

Where will you explore today?